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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 127

    FIVE EGYPTIAN IRIDESCENT GLASS AMULETIC INLAYS

    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FIVE EGYPTIAN IRIDESCENT GLASS AMULETIC INLAYS
    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Comprising a Horus falcon with detailed feathering; another smaller falcon; a vulture; a scarab beetle; and a mummiform deity wearing lappeted wig
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high max. (5)


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    Cf. C. Loeben and A. Wiese, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo! Die ägyptische Sammlung des Konditorei-und Kaffeehaus-Besitzers Achille Groppi (1890-1940), Basel and Hanover, 2008, pp. 145-147, nos. 103-107 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Swiss private collection.